Lydende Vorm - Passive Voice in Afrikaans

Lydende vorm is passive voice in Afrikaans. When using this new form in the language, a few things in sentence structure need to change, specifically STOMPI. 

Here you can see the basic framework of lydende vorm.

However, you almost always need to add "word" and other words to make the sentence make sense. Here is a basic view on how to do this in different tenses and sentence types.

Auxiliary Verbs

Verb 1: the helping verb (kan/moet/wil)

Verb 2: ge+verb and "word"

Example: Connor kan die bal skop. --> Die bal kan deur Connor geskop word.


Present Tense // Teenwoordige Tyd

Verb 1: "word"

Verb 2: ge+verb

Example: Keelan skryf vandag 'n maklike toets.. --> 'n Maklike toets word vandag deur Keelan geskryf.


Past Tense // Verlede Tyd

Verb 1: "is"

Verb 2: ge+verb

Example: Dango het op Valentines 'n mooi soen gekry. --> 'n Mooi soen is op Valentines deur Dango gekry.


Future Tense // Toekomende Tyd

Verb 1: "sal"

Verb 2: ge+verb and "word"

Example: SK sal 'n wiskunde toets skryf. --> 'n Wiskunde toets sal deur SK geskryf word.


Instruction Sentences // Bevelsin

Teenwoordige tyd/present tense: sentence + moet + verb+  word

Skop die bal! --> Die bal moet geskop word.

Verlede Tyd/past tense: sentence + moes + verb + word

Toekomende tyd/future tense: sentence + moet word


Question sentence // Vraagsin

Teenwoordige tyd/present tense: question word + "word" + sentence + verb

Verlede Tyd/past tense: question word + "is" + sentence + verb

Toekomende tyd/future tense: question word + "sal" + sentence + verb + "word"